Epidemiologic analysis of alcohol and tobacco use.

  title={Epidemiologic analysis of alcohol and tobacco use.},
  author={James Christopher Anthony and F Echeagaray-Wagner},
  journal={Alcohol research & health : the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism},
  volume={24 4},
Epidemiologists have conducted nationwide surveys, such as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) and the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS), to estimate the prevalence of either the individual or the concurrent consumption of and dependence on alcohol and tobacco. These estimates indicated that for both alcohol and tobacco, use was already relatively high among the youngest respondents, peaked among young adults, and declined in older age groups. A similar pattern existed for… CONTINUE READING

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